Aug 17, 2013 · 3:00 PM
whistler tourism center
Rider-inspired slopestyle, Red Bull Joyride is the largest spectacle of Crankworx, an invitational showcase for the best riders to interpret a custom-built course that melds natural terrain with gigantic man-made features.
Fusing elements of slopestyle, dirt jump and North Shore mountain biking, Red Bull Joyride culminated into one gravity-fed, season-defining freeride mountain bike competition in 2012. For 2013 the riders have been called upon for their input to further evolve the event through course design.
While incorporating as much of the natural terrain as possible, working directly with the athletes and getting course feedback from last year the 2013 Red Bull Joyride event will continue to progress Mountain Bike slopestyle through innovation and inspiration from the people that know best.
The Freeride Mountain Bike Association recognizes the slopestyle event at Crankworx as a Diamond Stop, one of only three worldwide.
For more info, articles and a continuing behind-the-scenes video series on the course build and athlete profiles, please visit www.redbull.ca/Joyride
I'm in Whistler for the weekend for work and have the day off so will be checking this out and welcome other to come and see it as well
Starts just after 4 and will be packed. I suggest meeting at 3 somewhere easy to find outside the tourist office then moving on to find a good spot to watch form.